So. Here’s what we officially have to say on the Cesc Fabregas matter: “Given the exceptional repercussions created by the stories that have appeared in different media with respect to an agreement with Arsenal FC player Cesc Fabregas, Barca flatly deny that there have been any negotiations or agreements with the player. “In accordance with… Continue reading Cesc Fabregas is bad luck!
–We made money last season! 8 million Euros to the good, to be precise. Between all the prize booty, exhibitions, etc, our beloved club finished with a profit. An actual, true-to-life profit. –In the “ex Barca” file, Harry Redknapp has him some Monument. Our own Eidur Gudjohnsen has a home in Tottenham. Yay! It’s a… Continue reading We’re in the money, we’re in the money ….
This one is going to be a quickie, folks, because I have the preview to write as well, so apologies in advance if I miss anything of importance in the FCB news world. -First, Messi. You’re all probably interested in whether or not our little Messias will be able to play tomorrow against Inter. At… Continue reading News of the Day: November 23, 2009
So, here is our list of the knocked, or potentially knocked: Ibrahimovic, Puyol (sorta), Abidal, Keita, Txigrinski (sorta). This kind of sucks, given that two giNORMOUS matches loom in the coming week. So what can we do to top that? I know, let’s add some H1N1 to the party. Why not? Abidal has been diagnosed… Continue reading The news, a.k.a. “Okay, this is getting silly now. Stop it.”
Okay. My bag is already packed for Barcelona, that’s how geeked I am about this trip. I have two matches, the Inter Champions League and El Clasico. Now who the hell am I going to be seeing for these matches?** First off, let’s discuss the import: If we lose against Inter and Rubin Kazan beat… Continue reading Comings and goings, a.k.a “Who’s in, who’s out”
I’m not customarily one of those “I told you so folks,” but when everyone was predicting destruction for Rubin Kazan, a few folks were cautious. Last year, when we were sweeping all before us, that prediction would have been easy. We would have wiped the floor with them. This year, in the wake of iffy… Continue reading Barca 1, Rubin Kazan 2, a.k.a. “I saw it coming.”
I can’t sleep, so rather than vexing my damsel with my tossing and turning, why not bang out a news report, in the wake of a busy day of World Cup qualifiers. And guess who got whacked in the Spain/Armenia match? You guessed it; Andres Iniesta, the guy who must have gotten Gabi Milito’s injury… Continue reading The Morning News, wakey-wakey edition
As match-changing moments go, this one was huge. Thierry Henry’s thigh injury necessitated a substitution, and thankfully the healing powers of Zlatan Ibrahmovic had him ready and available for duty. And we all know the rest, right? But the important part about this match isn’t any refereeing, or missed decisions, or dirty plays. It’s about… Continue reading Maulaga 0, Barca 2, a.k.a. “Way to man up.”
It was a perfect match, played perfectly with a full team effort, and everybody doing what they were supposed to, then Rafa Marquez had to go and screw it up. So, imagine this: Both clubs wind up tied at the end of the season, in the league and head-to-head, and it comes down to goal… Continue reading Racing 1, Barca 4, a.k.a. “Almost there. Almost.”
Could Zlatan Ibrahimovic, shown here rocking his new coif, be considering retirement from international footy? Good question. What he said most recently is “That possibility will be considered after the World Cup finals. It is important for a player of my level to play internationals, but I’ve been to two European Championships and two World… Continue reading Mata, Fabregas, Robinho, Ibrahimovic retiring? Lots of news today
Yes the picture is big, but not as big as the moment. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, our big-ass Swede, got off the mark by scoring the first of what should be many, many goals for Barca. It came off (yet another) exquisite Dani Alves cross that was deflected by Gregory, the omnipresent Gijon defender. Watching the play… Continue reading Barca 3, Sporting Gijon 0, a.k.a. “Half-speed drubbing,” and BANGS breaks his duck